|Sultan of Maguindanao|
|Born||Qudratullah Katchil Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat
Maguindanao, Captaincy General of the Philippines
|Died||1671 (aged 89–90)|
|House||Sultanate of Maguindanao|
|Father||Sultan Laut Buisan|
Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat (1581–1671) was a Sultan of Maguindanao in the Philippines. During his reign, he successfully opposed the Spaniards who attempted to conquer his land and hindered the Christianization of the island of Mindanao much like the other Muslim rulers of the southern Philippine Archipelago. He was a direct descendant of Shariff Kabungsuwan, a Malay-Arab missionary who brought Islam to the Philippines between the 13th and 14th century. The Philippine province of Sultan Kudarat is named after him, together with the Municipality of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, where his descendants of Datus and rulers are the current political leaders.
After succeeding his father Kapitan Laut Buisan in 1619, he defeated several tribes and proclaimed his kingdom as the Datu of the Pulangi region. He also made friendly relations with the Spaniards and the Dutch, however the Spaniards tried to conquer his subjects, but failed and were forced to ransom their soldiers from the Sultan. Governor-General Diego Fajardo Chacón signed a treaty with Kudarat on June 25, 1645 which allowed Spanish missionaries to establish Christianity in Mindanao, allowing a church built, and trade in the Sultan’s territories.
He died at about 1671 at the age of 90, and his grandchildren referred to him as Nasir ud-Din.
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